Posted on | May 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
Last week I came across this amazing vintage fabric score with my friend and studio-mate Catherine. One of her friends had told us of of a lady who had some amazing vintage linens in her basement.
When we got there I knew this wasn’t just any find. We discovered treasure after treasure.
A lot hadn’t even been taken out of the boxes.
There is a entire set of these lovely dollies. I’m thinking they may be a series of little portraits one day…
I decided to frame this gorgeous linen that had “heavy butcher linen” screened on it. I love the simplicity of it.
There was an apron with this tag still on it, made by the blind. It is so pretty and is now my painting apron, makes me so happy.
This piece is so pretty it actually makes me giddy. The embroidery is hand done, but so perfect that it looks like it was made by machine.
Not pictured are yards and yards of amazing white linen I also got. Score of a lifetime!
Posted on | May 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
These past few months listening to the news, my heart has been breaking for girls of the world. Besides trying to fill my own girls up with self confidence and self respect… I was feeling powerless.
I find the world turns on girls in very subtle ways, very early. My sweet 8 year old girl sees no diffrenece between her girl and boy friends. She actually even more boy friends than girls. But I’m noticing things are changing. Now in Grade 2 boys are starting to not want to sit with her on the bus or play with her for fear of being teased. This makes me really angry. Gender separation is such a dangerous thing. It focuses on difference and encourages lack of respect… which leads to much bigger problems later on.
This has all made me want to do something. So I drew this picture. Don’t get me wrong, I think boys rule too. I love all of Sosi’s little boy friends. I just really want my girls and all the girls of the world to know they are just as good as boys, and that there is nothing they can’t do. They can rule the world.
(This print is available here.)
Posted on | April 26, 2013 | No Comments
I just added these cards to my Etsy shop. You can buy a set of 4 for $10! :)
Posted on | April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments
In our house we have always practiced the 20 second hug. I’ve yet to meet a problem it couldn’t solve. :)
That inspired this poster. (It also works with trees btw)
Posted on | April 12, 2013 | 4 Comments
I did these 2 portraits last week, I think they are both tied as my new favourites.keep looking »